Relaxing holidays and getting finally rid of the annoying stress is a common area for a large number of people. Yoga holidays might be the right choice for you.
Yoga is one of the oldest systems of personal development in the world, starting in 7-10,000 BC. It has nothing to do with religion but it is a complete ancient method for the balance between body, mind and spirit. Including techniques that unite the physical substance with the mind, it gives the possibility to contact our inner self and become full of health and tranquility.
The sense of well-being after a yoga class or meditation is incomparable. The positive way of thinking that it introduces has helped millions of people to confront diseases like asthma, arthritics, breathing problems, neck, back and waist problems, blood circulation and even hormone problems and peptic diseases. Needless to say that yoga can seriously reduce stress and other psychology-related problems.
Balance, harmony and spiritual progress are the basic goals of yoga. Those can be achieved by the 5 principles of this ancient system, including proper exercise, proper breathing, proper relaxation, proper diet and positive thinking and meditation.
Everybody can practice yoga from 5 years old, insuring health, flexibility, beauty and revival. If you really think that you need such a re-creation along with holidays in a beautiful place, a yoga vacation in Greece can be a perfect combination of the two!
Several amazing destinations of Greece give you the opportunity to take yoga classes and at the same time enjoy their beauty in every way. Organized travel packages for the popular islands of Santorini island, Paros island, Corfu island, Paxos island, Crete island, Kythira island and Greece mainland, Peloponnnese (Mani) offer high standard accommodation and daily yoga courses by qualified, experienced teachers. Some of them include also ceremony dinners, visits to the villages and the most interesting sites of the area. The courses can last from one to 3 or 4 weeks and are designed for those with previous yoga experience, while there are also certain courses for beginners. The size of the groups is kept quite small (about 15 people) so that each person can receive personal attention and be taught according to their ability.
Apart from the organized travel packages for yoga holidays, there many tourist destinations on Greece offering the opportunity to practice yoga at a retreat center, a gym, on certain classes given in luxury hotels or by taking part in yoga seminars. On Mykonos, Naxos and other hot spots you can find exactly the kind of retreat you desire.
This is a great chance to distress your mind and rejuvenate your senses... A yoga-holiday in Greece would be an incomparable combination of your inner harmony and the natural beauty of this amazing country. Is it a treatment or what?
Yoga Paxos is run by two certified and experienced instructors and frequently organizes yoga retreats with a program that combines relaxation, exercise and meditation, as well as familiarizes you with the unique island of Paxos and its hidden beauties.
Yoga Paros is run by Oona Giesen, a Dutch yoga trainer who practises yoga since the age of eight. Her school is based on the island of Paros.
Yoga Fest is a yoga retreat program organized at Princess Resort in Skiathos island. The program includes daily yoga sessions.
The EGG is a seminar center in Ikaria that offers yoga, massage and meditation courses. This international seminar house is found in the region of Avlaki.
Yoga Retreats by Isidora Liakou, a fully insured yoga teacher coming from Greece, who lives and teaches abroad but offers yoga retreats and professional training in various Greek islands during summer season. This summer, you can join Isidora's yoga retreats and T.training in tranquil Nisyros island and in ecstatic Ikaria.
Pure Fitness offers yoga and mindfulness retreats on the island of Aegina. Many classes take place outdoors in the beautiful countryside and beachside of the island.
Meditative Art School offers yoga courses in fantastic locations of Naxos island. Yoga sessions can be group sessions or personal.
Yoga Rocks offers yoga holidays in many yoga styles in the beach of Triopetra, southern Crete. Courses last from April till October.
Manama House is a meditation center in Ikaria that offers mental training to get away from daily stress, pain and anxiety.
Silver Island Yoga offers unique yoga experiences on the privately-owned Silver Island in Greece, located just north of Evia island.
Yoga Escapes hosts luxury yoga retreats at beautiful 5* hotels on the beach in Mykonos and Crete. They offer yoga classes outdoors by the sea, high-end spas, delicious meals and no rules on food or drinks, international groups, and all yoga levels are welcome.
Atlantis Holistic Retreat offers to the independent traveller the holiday that opens the heart, expands the mind, recharges the body and uplifts the spirit. Choose one of our workshop (yoga, aromatherapy, reiki, etc..) or just come to stay with us and enjoy the sun and the breathtaking Cretan landscapes!
Yogaloom offers summer retreats on Evia Island: yoga, pranayama (breathing techniques) and sunset meditation walks. Enjoy swimming and canoeing with accommodation with stanning sea views!
Laura Lakshmi is a dedicated and experienced hatha and yin yoga teacher, as well as a Greece lover. Every year she looks for stunning locations where to hold her popular yoga retreats.
The Kalikalos Network has three centres offering summer programmes of holistic workshops, retreats, and alternative holidays along with a community-building experience patterned after the Findhorn Community.
Symi Yoga Retreat: Imagine 10 days on a tranquil island, surrounded by ancient history and turquoise seas, delicious food, yoga and mindfulness, cooking classes, hiking, snorkeling, dancing, and more…. Sounds heavenly, doesn't it?
IASIS: IASIS center for physiotherapy & alternative therapies, in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, offers all you need to find health, harmony & beauty. From classical physiotherapy to holistic energy treatments & acupuncture.
www.physioalternative.com & www.resetyourrhythm.com
Om Shanti Yoga & Healing: Yoga and healing retreat center in Crete, in the mountain village of Amiras (Ano Viannos) on the south east side of the island.
Fykiada Retreats: Immerse into the white of the Cyclades in luxury seaside villas. Rise and shine through daily yoga practice. Treat yourself to a Greek inspired culinary experience catered by food experts.
Divine Retreats offer tailor made retreats and holidays in divine locations in Greece - from yoga to raw food and art to healing with horses to family singing holidays.
Zen Rocks Mani Retreat organizes top level yoga retreats with the best yoga teachers of the world.
Abeliona Retreat has a brand new Yurt of 80 sq.m. fully equipped for yoga, meditation and other therapeutic workshops. It stands at 850m of Arcadian mountains receiving the healing energy from the Temple of Apollo Epicurius.
Curated Life Retreats is a yoga retreat that happens on the island of Folegandros. It proposes that yoga is happening all the time, and not just on your mat. For this retreat one chooses their own accommodations according to their budget. Curated has 3 retreats with 3 different intl teachers. during the retreat one practices, yoga, hiking, local eating, along with a unique cultural experience.
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